Dub Syndicate unveil a previously unheard track, MONEY DEALERS, featuring Bim Sherman + SHERWOOD AT THE CONTROLS, live show at The Jazz Café, London, on the 18th of November, featuring Little Axe + Rob Da Bank
In the lead up to their extensive back catalog reissue campaign, the legendary Dub Syndicate have dug deep into their dusty archives, unearthing a previously unreleased track ‘Money Dealers’ (taken from the forthcoming ‘Displaced Masters LP’). A laid back and eerie track, drenched in a hazy atmosphere – it beautifully demonstrates why Dub Syndicate were regarded as one of the world’s most formidable outfits in roots music.
“It has that crystal clear dubwise feel of purity. Bass, drums, odd instruments here and there, Bim Sherman riding the top and all in all just pure groove” – TEST PRESSING.
Dub Syndicate was initially one of the many studio-based projects masterminded by Adrian Sherwood in the early days of his maverick independent label, built around deep and heavy reggae rhythms, and marshaling the talents of a revolving cast of Jamaican and British musicians. It evolved over time to become the main musical vehicle of Lincoln Valentine Scott aka Style Scott (former drummer with the Roots Radics and Creation Rebel), usually involving Style laying down backing tracks in Kingston, and then Adrian applying his mixing board magic when the tapes arrived in London.
The first four Dub Syndicate studio albums are being re-pressed on vinyl in high-quality new editions with printed inners, download cards and bonus tracks where available. This includes the rare second album, One Way System, originally a cassette-only edition on the seminal ROIR label from NYC, and reissued now as a double gatefold version with new artwork, re-cut at 45rpm for maximum frequency impact. Also included in this batch is the collaborative North Of The River Thames set with ace melodica player Doctor Pablo. To top it all there is a new album – Displaced Masters, nine stripped-back takes of early On-U dub magic. Once again everything is anthologized on CD in the 5-disc Ambience In Dub 1982 – 1985 boxset, complete with 24-page booklet.
In addition to many much-loved studio albums such as Stoned Immaculate, Dub Syndicate also became a barnstorming live act and a staple of the festival circuit. Tragically, on 9 October 2014 Style Scott was senselessly murdered in his home in Jamaica. An irreplaceable and unique musical talent is gone, but his music will live on forever.
On-U Sound Records is an English record label best known for releasing its own unique flavor of dub music since 1981. The label is owned by producer Adrian Sherwood and home to acts such as Tackhead, Dub Syndicate, African Head Charge, The London Underground, Little Annie, Creation Rebel, Mark Stewart, Gary Clail, New Age Steppers and Singers & Players. Producer Adrian Sherwood generates the On-U signature sound.
The reissue campaign encompasses the following Dub Syndicate releases:
‘The Pounding System’ LP
‘One Way System’ 2LP
‘North Of The River Thames’ LP (with Doctor Pablo)
‘Tunes From The Missing Channel’ LP
‘Displaced Masters’ LP (Unreleased versions from the vaults)
‘Ambience In Dub 1982 – 1985’ 5CD + 24-page book
The six albums will all be released on the 10th November.
Adrian will also be bringing his Sherwood At The Controls show to London’s iconic Jazz Café on Saturday, November 18th, accompanied by the innovative dub/Hip Hop outfit Little Axe (Skip McDonald). For his first live performance as Little Axe in some time, Skip will be joined by his former bandmate, Doug Wimbish. The pair played together in the original Little Axe line-up, the Sugar Hill House Band and the groundbreaking industrial Hip Hop band Tackhead. Doug is a legendary bass player who has toured with the likes of the Rolling Stones and his own band Living Colour. Rob Da Bank will also be performing a special Dub DJ set on the night.
More Information available HERE.